The countertop is where you prepare your food and serve in your bar, fundamentally the central point of your kitchen. When considering a change for the countertop you need to know which surface is the right one for you. Like all other decoration matters, there are tons of material and shape options for counter tops ranging from granite to laminate. There are also some important features you should take into consideration while choosing your counter top and they are mainly durability, resistance to high heat and easy to take care of. For instance, granite is the most high resistant material that lasts for years but it is usually expensive and not for the ones who have a limited budget. Or stainless steel, the most durable one but can easily get covered with finger prints so you you have to wipe it regularly. Long story short, here is our advice, set your priorities clearly regarding your needs and the overall style of your kitchen then eliminate your options and finally make your decision.